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Contributors

February 2012

Writers

David Barsamian is founder and director of Alternative Radio, a weekly radio program based in Boulder, Colorado. His books include Original Zinn, coauthored with Howard Zinn, and How the World Works, co­authored with Noam Chomsky. In his spare time he lectures worldwide, reads Urdu poetry, and listens to Indian ragas.

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Joseph Bathanti’s most recent book, a collection of poems, is Restoring Sacred Art. Named by the North Carolina Poetry Society as a Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet, he is professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University and also writer-in-residence at the university’s Watauga Global Community. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.

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William Black’s writing has appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Hotel Amerika. He teaches creative writing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and is cofounder of the Pages & Places Book Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he lives.

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Brian Doyle is not the Canadian novelist Brian Doyle, nor the Brian Doyle who played for the New York Yankees in the 1978 World Series, nor the astrophysicist Brian Doyle, nor the Australian comedian Brian Doyle. His most recent book is Bin Laden’s Bald Spot & Other Stories, and he is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.

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Washington Irving

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Judith Joyce is the pseudonym of a writer who has written several books of poems and a memoir. She lives in the Bay Area of California.

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Philip Kelly grew up in Hawaii and now lives in Newport Beach, California. He has a master’s degree in liberal arts and works full time as a house painter.

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Alison Luterman makes a mean bowl of chili. Her secret? Black olives, mustard, and red wine. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Lee Martin is the author of four novels, including The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. His third memoir, Such a Life, is due out this year. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, and teaches in the creative-writing program at Ohio State, where he forces students to listen to his corny jokes and admire his collection of windup toys.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Photographers

Larry Blackwood is a scientist-turned-photographer who lives in Bozeman, Montana, and gets distracted by the view and birds outside his studio. His work has been published in Lenswork, B&W, and Color.

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J. Moses Ceaser has done documentary photography for International Planned Parenthood, CARE, and Oxfam. When not taking pictures, he plays soccer, watches too much bad TV, and runs a community cooking group called Frugal Foodies.

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Wes Cheney is an avid mountain biker who lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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W. Cameron Dennis has received a fellowship and a project grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. When not taking photographs he is working on or camping in his 1984 VW camper. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Gary Matson once appeared on television in New Orleans, Louisiana, dancing under the stars, wearing one orange and one yellow sneaker. He lives in Sunnyside, New York.

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R.A. McBride is the author of Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres, for which she received a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. She is a founding member of Point Blank, an experimental photography group in San Francisco.

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Patricia McInroy’s photographs have appeared in Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and The Washington Post. For work she teaches photography at the Art Institute of Colorado, and for fun she takes pictures of discarded eating utensils around Denver, Colorado, where she lives.

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Grant M. Ryan lives in Marquette, Michigan, and works in a group home for disabled people. His photographs have appeared in Detroit’s Metro Times.

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Craig J. Satterlee teaches photography at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming.

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Gregory Thorp’s favorite subject to photograph is corn. His work has been represented by Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, for thirty years. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Barry Wolf produces commercials and films for ad agencies and Fortune 500 companies. His photographs have been published in B&W, Lenswork, and People. He lives in Chicago.

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On The Cover

John Free lives in Tujunga, California, and teaches street-photography workshops in New York, Paris, and Los Angeles. He took this month’s cover photograph in 1975 in a Los Angeles freight yard, where for more than ten years he took photos nearly every day of the homeless people who rode the trains.

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